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Poster: drspark61 Date: Sep 9, 2010 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tennessee Jed - Why, Jerry? Why?

I've often felt the same way about Row Jimmy. My attitude about both probably stems from the fact that somtimes they are total downtempo momentum killers in an otherwise smoking set.

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Poster: jds121291 Date: Sep 9, 2010 4:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tennessee Jed - Why, Jerry? Why?

i never got into row jimmy either but one of my friends really digs it. along with looks like rain!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 9, 2010 1:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tennessee Jed - Why, Jerry? Why?

always loved Row Jimmy, but like you imply, it is better to hear a recording of rather than a tempo-killer while attending a show. never mind the fact it should always be ended about 2 1/2 minutes before it finally does end. i mean really, how LOONNGGGG can Jimmy really fuckin ROW!!!
After the 4th or 5th repetition of the phrase, i just wish Jimmy would drown already!!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 9, 2010 5:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tennessee Jed - Why, Jerry? Why?

LOL, you wish Jimmy would drown, that cracks me up; hard to see how poor Jimmy can inspire such hostility.

Row Jimmy to me is one of those songs where I don't feel very excited to hear the first few bars, but once they're into it, I'm into it. Maybe that's just me.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 9, 2010 7:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tennessee Jed - Why, Jerry? Why?

i guess my hostility IS a bit misdirected :)

my heartfelt apologies to Jimmy and his heavy plight. i guess i just dont need Jerry et al incessantly imploring the poor bugger to Row over and over and over again - i mean, yeeeesh...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 9, 2010 8:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tennessee Jed - Why, Jerry? Why?

Hey D--I had to chime in to say that my wife has the same opinion about J and his rowing...of course, it never got much play time round here the past five yrs, but I did get the 73 boxed set, and tried to use that song to convince her Donna could harmonize.

She insisted "no, she cannot...that song proves it...and I hate how repetitive it is".

I really should've learned after 30 yrs, eh?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 9, 2010 9:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tennessee Jed - Why, Jerry? Why?

but does she not like the oftentimes beautiful guitar work during the instrumental portion?? her eyes dont roll into the back of her head in ecstatic bliss like mine do?? (damn! my wife's dont either)

and the more i think about it, repetitive is an understatement for the choral ending to some of the versions.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Sep 9, 2010 8:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tennessee Jed - Why, Jerry? Why?

dude, jimmy's rowing for the rest of eternity. if he drowns, there'll be another to replace him, and another, and another. if humans blow this planet up and start living in space, jimmy will be rowing in space. it must be true cuz jerry told me so during an immaculate slide solo just before he told me that my broken heart don't hurt as much as i thought.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 9, 2010 9:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tennessee Jed - Why, Jerry? Why?

shit!!!

if that's the case, i'm pulling the nails out of the pine wood floor and taking my existential grass shack elsewhere!!

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Sep 9, 2010 9:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tennessee Jed - Why, Jerry? Why?

you're either on the boat or off the boat

i'm on the boat, until it sinks, then i'm swimming for damn sure.



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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 9, 2010 9:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tennessee Jed - Why, Jerry? Why?

luckily i have an ocean kayak that cannot sink, so i can just hold on for dear life and ride the waves


:)